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Gainesville planning board to hear more development requests

While new home permits have hit a record high this year in Gainesville, the city’s planning board will soon hear a few requests to develop more residential housing.

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9 Hall intersections targeted for improvements in spring

Nine Hall County intersections are set for upgrades in the spring, including work that addresses federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

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Wind damages Flowery Branch gas station

Wind damages Flowery Branch gas station

No one was hurt Sunday when high winds and heavy rains brought down the awning at a Flowery Branch gas station.

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Lodge renovations mostly complete

Lodge renovations mostly complete

A multimillion-dollar project to renovate two longtime Northeast Georgia state park lodges is largely finished, with guests already taking advantage of the new rooms.

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Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

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Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

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Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

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Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

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From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

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Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

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Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

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Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

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Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

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West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don’t usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

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Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

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Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

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Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

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Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

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House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

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Jingle Mingle brings chicken lighting, celebration to downtown Gainesville

Jingle Mingle brings chicken lighting, celebration to downtown Gainesville

A family-filled event included kiddie train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides with the evening culminating in the lighting of the Main Street Market’s Holiday Chicken, which sits atop the building. This year’s lighting was accompanied by a sound and light show by Deb and Don Harkrider. Adults could also marvel at the beautifully lit trees adorning the square. Stores on the square decorated for the season and extended their hours, allowing shoppers extra time to find and purchase Christmas gifts.

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Hall County man reported missing

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man reported missing since Tuesday afternoon.

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Concerns emerge as Kubota deal moves forward

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has approved a rezoning needed for the estimated $100 million expansion of Kubota Manufacturing of America into the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

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Man killed in West Avenue shooting in Gainesville

Man killed in West Avenue shooting in Gainesville

Gainesville police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on West Avenue that led to a 21-year-old’s death.

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Foundation honors two couples for philanthropy

Foundation honors two couples for philanthropy

Two area couples were honored Thursday for their generosity and service to the community at an annual philanthropy luncheon.

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Man surrenders following standoff at Laurel Park

Man surrenders following standoff at Laurel Park

A man suspected of child enticement surrendered to authorities following an hour-and-a-half standoff Thursday at Laurel Park.

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Hall County Schools projector installations underway

Hall County Schools projector installations underway

The traditional classroom setting, with students poring over notes and teachers scribbling on chalkboards, is a thing of the past.

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Gainesville approves new guidelines for tax district funding

Gainesville City Council has approved new policies and procedures for the ways redevelopment projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.

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Lula hopes to restore its caboose, a downtown fixture

Lula hopes to restore its caboose, a downtown fixture

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Annual deer hunt closes southern corps’ parks

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Councilman named to fill Dawsonville vacancy after resignation

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2nd teen arrested in Dawson County church burglaries

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Blackwood named to new term on highway safety board

Harris Blackwood of Gainesville has been named to a fourth term on the board of directors of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.

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Badge and Bar: Christmas Day murder suspect claims self-defense

The Flowery Branch man indicted in the death of his brother on Christmas Day last year has filed his intent to claim self-defense.

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Gainesville woman pleads guilty to falsely reporting rape

Gainesville woman pleads guilty to falsely reporting rape

A woman accused of falsely reporting she was raped in 2013 has pleaded guilty to three counts of false reporting of a crime.

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Man arrested after grocery store theft sting

Man arrested after grocery store theft sting

A Decatur man and a woman are suspected of shoplifting over-the-counter drugs from Hall County grocery stores.

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Hall School Superintendent Will Schofield attends summit in D.C. with Obama

The White House invited select U.S. educators to a summit today, and Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield is one of them.

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Atlanta Falcons exercise with Lula Elementary kids

Atlanta Falcons exercise with Lula Elementary kids

The National Football League came to Lula Elementary School on Tuesday with the Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Junior Training Camp. Kicker Matt Bryant, fullback Patrick DiMarco and other Falcons players participated  in the event. The students participated in several football-related drills to get acquainted with football fundamentals, as well as getting exercise.

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Eyes on the Road: DOT meetings to focus on Lumpkin County projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set public meetings on planned roundabouts at two intersections in Lumpkin County.

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Twins suspected in 3 Gainesville burglaries

Twins suspected in 3 Gainesville burglaries

A set of Gainesville twins is charged with three counts of burglary each, stemming from a Gainesville police investigation.

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Gainesville City Council gives final OK to Ahaluna development

After a Hail Mary pass connected late Monday, ending Hall County’s objection, Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night gave the final OK needed for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville.

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Cornelia residents under boil-water advisory after main bursts

Residents of Cornelia are under a boil-water advisory after a 10-inch main ruptured Tuesday on Chase Road, according to a news release from the city.

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Police name A.J. Johnson as suspect in rape investigation

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee Volunteers linebacker and Gainesville High School graduate, was named Tuesday as a suspect in a rape investigation by Knoxville, Tenn., police.

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Farmers celebrate connections at annual breakfast

Farmers and “city folk” are strongest when they work together, according to Gordon Sawyer.

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It’s really cold now, but that might not be bad omen for winter

Tuesday’s subfreezing weather may have reminded us of the polar vortexes and “snowmaggedons” that plagued the winter of 2014, but it doesn’t necessarily portend an equally icy winter of 2015.

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Democrats select election board members

The Hall County Democratic Party selected its appointees Monday night to the new elections board that will launch in January.

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Destructive devices found in Forsyth home

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Hall weather alert system to be tested Wednesday morning

Hall County will conduct a test Wednesday morning of its weather alert system.

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Hall fire marshal warns of winter hazards

When the mercury drops low in the thermometer, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle knows there are growing risks for Hall residents trying to stay warm.

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The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to amend Tax Allocation District policies

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on proposed amendments to the way projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.

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Lula: $1.9M in sales tax extension would be spent on roads, water/sewer, parks

Lula estimates it could get $1.9 million from a proposed five-year extension of the special purpose local option sales tax.

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New details emerge in jogger's sexual assault case

New details emerge in jogger's sexual assault case

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigator testified a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl returned her to her jogging path Nov. 2 with his girlfriend driving the car.

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Hall County's Sugar Hill Elementary wants to create program of choice

Sugar Hill Elementary School presented a tentative plan to the Hall County school board Monday for the creation of a Talent and Career Program of Choice.

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Tennessee suspends Gainesville grad Johnson amid sexual assault investigation

Tennessee suspends Gainesville grad Johnson amid sexual assault investigation

Tennessee has suspended leading tackler A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation.

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Gainesville City Schools changes attendance policy

Gainesville City Schools wants its students to miss less than six school days a year.

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Sprinklers cause false alarm at Gainesville's Fair Street School

A faulty sprinkler head in an elevator shaft Monday morning caused children to be evacuated from Fair Street School.

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Gainesville, Hall County reach deal on Ahaluna development

Officials from Hall County and the city of Gainesville have reached an agreement that will allow for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

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Miller loses Senate president pro tem vote

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, lost the vote Monday for Senate president pro tem in the Georgia legislature.

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Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia’s governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County’s early growth.

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Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

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Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus’ deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

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State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

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Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster’s Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

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Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education’s inaugural Board of Visitors.

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Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

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Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

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Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee’s Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

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Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff’s Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

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Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

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City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

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Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a “Jimmy Carter for Governor” poster on a bulletin board.

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Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year’s time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

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Growth could max out Gainesville High School

Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

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A new home for the law in South Hall

A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

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Give thanks and food during the holidays

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NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

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